By Brandon Christiansen | January 24, 2011
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (or SEMA as we know it) announced July 8, 2011 as national “Collector Car Appreciation Day“. This is the second commemoration of the budding annual event that saw the participation of thousands of enthusiasts nationwide. The goal of this congressionally recognized day is to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
“Thousands of Americans gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation’s automotive heritages,” said SEMA VP of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As we move forward, SEMA’s commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects and programs is evident in this special day.”
SEMA has always been a proponent of the automotive enthusiast and works to ensure that we can enjoy our hobby uninhibited by ridiculous government regulation. Luckily, there are a few “car guys” in the mix of our tree hugging commie government. “Car guys” like Senator Jon Tester and Senator Richard Burr who have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby.
Collector Car Appreciation Day is a day for all of us to recognize what we hold so dear to our hearts. Whether it is a ’92 Ford Escort or a 3 wheeled VW GTI, each of our babies is a collector car in its own right. SEMA will maintain a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile. We, of course, will keep you posted on the local events, parades, shows, or cruises that are planned for July 8th‘s Collector Car Appreciation Day.
[Brandon Christiansen, SEMA]